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Will America Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff?

Posted By Collin Hansen On December 12, 2012 @ 10:00 PM In Audio,Commentary,Opinion,Site News | 15 Comments

Americans sit on the edge of our seats as we wait to see if our elected leaders take us off the fiscal cliff in 2013. If you don't know what inaction means for U.S. citizens---indeed, the entire world---read this helpful FAQ [1] from The Gospel Coalition editor Joe Carter.

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Given the gravity of our situation and the particular challenges for churches and other Christian ministries, TGC opted to go deeper in a podcast with David Innes, co-chair of the school of politics, philosophy, and economics at King's College in New York City. Innes also writes weekly column at WORLDmag.com on current political issues, and he is the co-author of Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics [3]. Host Mark Mellinger talks with Innes about the moral implications of budget negotiations, the political calculations on both sides, the true motivations of charitable giving, and much more. So whether you're confused or enraged over the stalemate in Washington, you'll learn from Innes's expert analysis.

Stay tuned as Trevin Wax, managing editor of The Gospel Project [4], resumes his interview with George Guthrie of Union University, author of Read the Bible for Life [5]. They discuss how to interpret the Bible, when preaching fosters a passive approach to learning, what one indicator tells your whether someone is thriving spiritually, and what's at stake in our hermeneutics.

Finally, Mark and I wrap up the podcast with a look toward two especially timely workshops at The Gospel Coalition National Conference [6]. As we bemoan the lack of leadership in Washington, we have the opportunity to model a better way. Two workshops in particular [7] aim to help you grow as a leader in church and in the broader culture.

  • "Preparing Leaders of Integrity for Public Influence" by Michael Lindsay
  • "Is the World Really Flat? Convictional Leadership for a Global Age" by Albert Mohler

You can stream the full podcast below, download the mp3, or subscribe to Going Deeper with TGC on iTunes [8] or through your other mobile devices [9].

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Going Deeper with TGC, 12-13, D.C. Innes [11]

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[1] read this helpful FAQ: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/12/07/the-faqs-the-fiscal-cliff/

[2] Image: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/files/2012/12/Boehner-Obama.jpg

[3] Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics: http://www.amazon.com/Left-Right-Christ-Evangelical-Politics/dp/1937498999/?tag=thegospcoal-20

[4] The Gospel Project: http://www.gospelproject.com/

[5] Read the Bible for Life: http://www.amazon.com/Read-Bible-Life-Understanding-Living/dp/0805464549/?tag=thegospcoal-20

[6] The Gospel Coalition National Conference: http://thegospelcoalition.org/2013/

[7] Two workshops in particular: http://thegospelcoalition.org/2013/talks

[8] subscribe to Going Deeper with TGC on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gospel-coalition/id270128470

[9] through your other mobile devices: http://thegospelcoalition.org/media/The_Gospel_Coalition.xml

[10] here: http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash&promoid=BIOW

[11] Going Deeper with TGC, 12-13, D.C. Innes: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/files/2012/12/Going-Deeper-with-TGC-12-13-D.C.-Innes.mp3

[12] Image: http://thegospelcoalition.org/2013

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